Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WOYWW #208 4th Anniversary edition

Its celebration time and I want to say a big Happy Anniversary to Julia and everyone who pops around to see desks. Its the 4th Anniversary of Julia's Stamping ground  at Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday? Isn't it just wonderful fun..

I have joined in ever since I started blogging it says this is my 60th woyww.. Wow 60 times I have visited desks and popped around the world spying amazing creations and looking at wonderful spaces where people are so creative and so sharing with ideas..  Because of the anniversary Julia is having a ATC swap, what fun I am joining in and I have 4 extra if someone would like to swap with me leave a comment.. 

So what is on my workdesk this week? I got some wonderful mail that turned up today in the mailbox.. I was a blog candy winner at Ali from Me and My Life and received some wonderful stencils and stencil tape.. How awesome is that.. One of the stencils has keys on it so perfect to use with the movers and shapers die I have just brought with the key and lock.. I love the gears one too all so perfect small size for the smaller journals that I have just invested in.. I was having a bit of trouble with my recycled one the ring binders in the middle they are just not turning properly and they are sticking and breaking the paper.. So will thin it out and not have as many pages do a few more and will probably just leave that one as done. So onto a new journal this one is a bit smaller and there are no rings in the middle will tape up the middle and will see how it goes. I would like one that is just a bit bigger than this one, so will have to keep my eye out for one.  I hope this one works better, think its all trial and error to see what works for me and what I want to do in it.. 

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Challenges 4 Everybody #21 DT

Its time for a new challenge over at Challenges 4 Everybody.. Will you be joining in this week? We have our wonderful sponsor at Lacy Sunshine Stamps.. With a random pick of a chance to win the prizes of 1st place a $20 gift voucher and 2nd place 2 digi's.  

I have been painting flowers in my journal and really enjoying playing with such bright happy colors.. I tried to put some kind of sentiment or words on this and have had it sitting for a few weeks now trying to think of something to put on it. Then I came to the conclusion that I liked it just like this.. I also did one the same on my wooden 6x6 series of flower paintings I have been doing, thought this fitted right in..  

Just for fun I am going to pop these at the following..
Artists in blogland
Balzer designs
Paint party Friday
Our creative corner

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Aussie Tag Swap May

This is the tag that I made for this month for the Aussie Tag Swap.  Elaine has received it in the mail so now its safe to post it up.. The theme for this month is 'Remember me' in dedication to all the wonderful mothers in the world.  Elaine from crafteeowls is a big lover of owls so thought there was nothing else I could do but do a Mother and baby owl. I brought the owl trinket thinking there would be the perfect tag some time this year to put it on there for her.  I am so pleased that she liked it.  I stamped the tissue paper under the tag with more owls to wrap it all up in.  

I also received a tag in the mail from Judith from Creativestudio Judith used her window die so beautifully. Its so pretty and there is so much detail in the lovely flower box, it truly does look like a scene in a window.   

Judith from Creative studio

I am enjoying the swap immensely and so enjoy making the tags.. I am getting a beautiful collection of inspiring work. 
Have a great day
Sandy :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WOYWW #207

There is nothing really interesting on my desk today. The most interesting thing about my desk is I got a new chair.. Its very comfy I brought it from the second hand shop for $5. I have recovered it with left over material from the chairs that I recovered last year.  Still have more of the material left so can see maybe some cushions to match to be made out of it yet.  Don't you love the bargain bin at material shops I brought 5 metres of this material so cheep. I have done 2 stools and 3 chairs now and the material is holding up really well to the daily wear and tear. It matches my new desk really well,  its very comfy and just the right height. I suppose too in this photo you see more of under my desk.. Draws there for punches and wooden stamps. Paints are in the basket and the big pink bucket was in my daughters room with toys in when she was little is perfect for my rubbish bin now. 

Julia from  WOYWW gets us all together every Wednesday to have a look at desks from all over the world.. Grab a cuppa and take a browse.. Thanks for taking the time to comment and enjoy the blog hopping around all the desks.

The other reason why I have not done much on my desk is these little guys. There is 15 of them 3 different breeds Australorps are the black ones, Light sussex are pale yellow and  the Lohmans are caramel. My niece had them in her class room to hatch and then we adopted them they are very cute.. We made them a bigger box than this one now as we where only expecting 10 and got 15..  With the cold snap in the weather I have been constantly checking there temp.. They are growing really well have had them for 2 weeks now and will update a photo in there new box next week.

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WOYWW #206

Hi all hope you are having a great week.. My desk is quite a mess, I have been playing with the brayer.  I brought it thinking I must have this and have only used it once, it has just sat in the draw in its box..  So I got it out of its box and looked up a few youtube videos to inspire me and came up with this card. Its on my blog Here if you want to have more info..  For Mothers day my daughter gave me the owl picture frame that is sitting on my desk, I love it.  Also a gift voucher to the art supply shop, she knows me well.  So cant wait to go shopping. What am I going to get?.. Think I might buy those crayons I have had my eye on or some Gelatos. 

So you don't have to squint..

Its no 205 this week for WOYWW . Julia from Stamping ground gets us all together every Wednesday to have a look at desks from all over the world.. Grab a cuppa and take a browse..
Have a great day
Sandy :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Challenges 4 Everybody #20 DT

Well its time for a new challenge over at Challenges 4 Everybody We have as our sponsor this week  Bugaboo stamps  If you link up with your entry and you are randomly picked, you get to pick 7 free digis of your choice. So come on and join in the fun as always, its Anything goes..

I chose this beautiful image this week called Love-Blocks--Day-after-Forever Is it not the most beautiful whimsical image.. I have not played with my brayer very much at all but I dusted it off and had a go at layering this image up and I really like the blue and  the way it faded to the bottom.. This is just the one color but gee it looks like about 4, think I will be doing this again.. I thought it was the perfect image for an easel card and they are such fun to make..

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

My time to craft challenge Show us the inside
A gem of a challenge Things with wings
Simon says stamp and show  you have to be inspired by someone well I looked a some youtube videos to refresh my memory about using the brayer.
This one made it look so easy Stamp with Tami so take a peek at the video and come on and dust off that brayer as well..

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Tracy was away on Monday from Mixed Media Monday.. I know how can she leave us with nothing to do this week!!.. So Andy one of the other ladies set homework so we don't get into mischief.. Well you had to go and look at Tracy's past projects  and pick something to inspire you for this week.. As soon as I saw this well woot I want to do that one.. I had the diamond stencil and you all know I love to tear up books.. I was dying to try my new Alphabet stamp set it is the coolest font.. So what do you think did I pass the homework test?  I had lots of fun as usual and see no blue in sight.. Its a real challenge not to turn to blue, pink and purple..  This has even got gold painted stenciling all around the edge, subtle but it is really sparkly and shiny.. Love the quote think every Mother needs to remember this one..  So If you want to join in here is the video that I watched.. 

Just for fun I am going to enter this over at 
Artists in blogland
Art journal everyday
Paint Party Friday

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WOYWW #205

I have been practising sketching faces on note paper, so I am going to put them all on this page as a kind of a reference for myself on how to do a few different ones.. Some I liked some hmm they need some work and know they will all look a lot better with some color..  I know I will get better with some practice.  I just keep sketching them when I see something interesting.. I found some new bright containers ones this size are always handy on my desk.. Did another few journal pages in my book I am having a lot of fun with paint at the moment.. I have a few things that I have to post up on my blog they are not quite finished, when I get them all finished I will post it up.. Feel like everything is only half done at the moment.. 

I have been busy knitting with huge no 10 mm needles.. My daughter saw the pattern for this cape and asked me to make it for her.. It has no sleeves in it and it is quite long. I love the variegated color of the wool and its been so fast to knit. I have finished the two fronts and this is the back.. 

Its no 205 this week for WOYWW . Julia from Stamping ground gets us all together every Wednesday to have a look at desks from all over the world.. Grab a cuppa and take a browse..

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WOYWW #204

I have been making owls for some cards, so just piecing them altogether. Finished my junk journal that is the purple book on my desk.  My friend gave me this very cool book has no year on it but must be the 50's or 60's.. Has all the plans inside of how to make all the furniture.  I will not be ripping this up to add to my collection of mixed media stuff.. I will just copy it on the printer, so many cool pages to use, lots of diagrams and plans. The plans for the outside crib for a baby so it can get fresh air without flies and bugs lol classic.. 
Update on the vegies, my other workdesk..
We picked the pumpkins yay!! we had a very successful crop of butternut pumpkins.  There is 41 in this Wheelbarrow, we had 49 altogether and I have already distributed 6 batches of pumpkin soup.. Some cooling in the pot at the moment, I get very popular when the pumpkins are ready.. I freeze in batches and give away to friends and family as they call in. 

Its no 204 this week for WOYWW . Julia from Stamping ground gets us all together every Wednesday to have a look at desks from all over the world.. Grab a cuppa and take a browse..
Have a great day
Sandy :)